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Re: New text for SOAP Modules/Features

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <jean-jacques.moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 12:47:38 +0100
To: Glen Daniels <gdaniels@sonicsoftware.com>
Cc: WS Description List <www-ws-desc@w3.org>, Asir Vedamuthu <asirv@webmethods.com>
Message-id: <41B0525A.5070900@crf.canon.fr>

+1 to the proposed changes.

JJ.

Glen Daniels wrote:

>
>  Hey folks:
>
>  I was writing up some text which we might consider putting in the
>  spec to account for issues LC29b [1] and LC18 [2] (I still don't
>  think this is really necessary but wanted to see what it might look
>  like anyway), and I noted the first sentence from section 2.6.1 of
>  Part 3 seems a little confusing:
>
>  <text> In SOAP, it is permissible for specification interaction to
>  engage one or more additional features (typically implemented as one
>  or more SOAP header blocks), as defined by SOAP Modules (see [SOAP
>  1.2 Part 1: Messaging Framework]). </text>
>
>  I'd suggest replacing it with:
>
>  <text> In SOAP, additional semantics such as security, reliability,
>  etc. may be engaged via SOAP headers. The combined rules and syntax
>  for such extensions are known as SOAP Modules (see [SOAP 1.2 Part 1:
>  Messaging Framework]). </text>
>
>  and then here's some text we might add immediately thereafter:
>
>  Note : although SOAP Modules may implement zero or more Features,
>  there is no syntactic relationship between the <soap:module> and
>  <wsdl:feature> elements. This is because the final arbiter of which
>  features a given module implements is the module specification itself
>  - any system supporting the module will inherently therefore know
>  which features are supported by virtue of the module's activation.
>
>  Asir, others, what do you think?
>
>  --Glen
>
>  [1] http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/desc/4/lc-issues/#LC29b [2]
>  http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/desc/4/lc-issues/#LC18
>
>
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